Coaching Minor

This coaching minor is one of the few in the northern Rocky Mountain region and is specifically designed to prepare those interested in coaching any sport at any entry level. It was based upon the National Standards for Sport Coaches that was developed by professional coach educators from the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and other sport organizations and universities across the USA.

  1. COA 205 Introduction to Coaching is the 'keystone' course for this major. All students should start here.
  2. In most cases, there will be NO credits given for PRIOR coaching experience that has not resulted in a written evaluation from an athletic director, director of coaching, head coach or other sport administrator.
  3. The sports-specific courses (theories of coaching football, basketball, soccer, track and field, volleyball, etc.) have COA 205 as their prerequisite. No student should attempt taking any of these classes without successful completion of COA 205.

Students must receive a "C" or better (with the exception of COA 395, which is P/F) for the following courses. Students receiving an "F" in COA 395 must repeat that course with the same supervisor.

Required Courses

COA 205Introduction to Coaching3
COA 395Practicum: Coaching Application *1
COA 405Advanced Concepts in Coaching3
KIN 210Principles of Strength and Conditioning3
KIN 221Health Anatomy & Physiology3
KIN 440RSport Psychology3
NUTR 221CSBasic Human Nutrition3
Choose one of the following:3-4
The Ethic of Care
Foundations of Exercise Science
Exercise Physiology
Choose one of the following:3-4
Human Response To Stress
The Ethic of Care
Adv Strength Training and Cond
Nutrition for Sports/Exercise
Choose four of the following electives:**3-4
Coaching Track and Field
Football Coaching Theory
Basketball Coaching Theory
Soccer Coaching Theory
Volleyball Coaching Theory
Total Credits28-31